Rare Phenomenon Turn Grand Canyon Into Cloudy Wonderland

The Grand Canyon is always a beautiful sight, but once every 10 years or so it gets even more magical when freezing fog floods the entire park.

Check out a few photos of what meteorologists call a “temperature inversion,” causing a rare and phenomenal sight.






All images courtesy the National Park Service, photographed by Park Ranger Erin Whittaker, via The Grand Canyon National Park Facebook Page.

23 Comments on Rare Phenomenon Turn Grand Canyon Into Cloudy Wonderland

  1. Avenger Nerd // December 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm // Reply

    That is so pretty!!! The ice on the tree branch was really, really cool!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Whoooooaaaaaaa…….. That is so cool!!

  3. That’s awesome!!!! But if you were in it, it could be pretty creepy.

  4. That is pretty, but what happens if people don’t see the edge and fall off? I mean, at least put up a gate. But still. It’s real cool.

  5. Jammer860558 from A.J. and is more popular than julian2 // December 4, 2013 at 9:37 am // Reply

    wow the is sooooo epic!

  6. Man, this looks awesome! And I bet it would look even cooler up close.

  7. This reminds me of a movie…
    Can’t think of it now.
    Also, it kinda looks like a Rocky Heaven + Santa Claus+ Lighthouse Tower Thing

    • What the heck??? // December 9, 2013 at 7:58 am // Reply

      ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

  8. Avenger Nerd // December 4, 2013 at 7:27 pm // Reply


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  10. aka Harry Potter // December 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm // Reply

    Nice!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • W-i-s-e G-u-y // January 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm // Reply


  13. you do not know who I am // December 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm // Reply

    the clouds look like pillows!



  14. you do not know who I am // December 16, 2013 at 3:58 pm // Reply

    i guess ๐Ÿ˜›

  15. COOL!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Teh chompy luvah // January 6, 2014 at 2:47 pm // Reply

    Reminds me of cotton candy


  17. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooocool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wana be there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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